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10 Can’t-Miss Spots in Downtown Lodi, California

Perhaps half of your group wants to visit an art gallery, while the other half is ready for an ice-cream break. What to do? Go to Tony Segale’s Double Dip Gallery, where you can get a taste of fine art as well as Gunther’s Ice Cream (a local favorite) all in one place. If you’re interested in creating your own art, Double Dip also offers classes for artists of all ages – beginners and experts alike!

2. Scotto’s Wine & Cider

In addition to the wines made by fifth-generation wine makers at Scotto’s Winer & Cider downtown tasting room are a handful of tasty ciders. Whether it is the cherry flavored cider, or the ever popular mango jalapeno cider, this is a must stop for those visiting downtown Lodi! Swing by on Friday nights for live music!

3. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Lodi’s Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is sure to please your sweet tooth! Whether you are looking for a caramel apple, a chocolate covered marshmallow, or some tasty peanut butter cups – they’ve got you covered! Pro tip: try to swing by early in the day to get freshly made treats.

4. Jeremy Wine Co.

Jeremy Wine Co. is one of 9 tasting rooms that have cropped up all over downtown Lodi, offering sips to visitors in relaxed surroundings. The owners harvest over 70 tons of grapes annually and serve the resulting wine in their tasting room—a former bank building—and courtyard, where you can also enjoy a side order of live music.

5. World of Wonders Science Museum

You’ll plan to go to this hands-on museum for your kids, but you’ll leave realizing you loved it just as much. Science becomes entertainment when you build Lego cars engineered to go fast and straight down a ramp, manipulate clouds and rainbows, and take a peek inside your own eyeball!

6. The Dancing Fox

You’ll be dancing too when you step into this winery/brewery/bakery/restaurant, which takes “house-made” seriously. Drink a glass of wine from its local vineyard or try one of their house-brewed beers. Top it off with a pizza made with organic grain that’s milled—where else?—on the premises!

7. Walldog Murals

Want to see amazing artwork without stepping into a museum or gallery? Just walk around Downtown Lodi. In commemoration of its 100thanniversary in May 2006, a group of artists called the Walldogs created nine colorful murals depicting the town’s fascinating heritage. Some of the murals are humorous, others historical, but all capture life as it was in Lodi.

8. The Lodi Mission Arch

Paris isn’t the only city with a famous arch. Lodi’s classic Mission Arch, topped with a 23-karat, gold-leaf-covered state bear, is a beloved focal point of the downtown area. The 40-foot arch was built in 1907 to provide a grand entrance to the site of the first Lodi Grape Festival.

9. Pop the Bubbly

A newcomer to Downtown Lodi in 2023 and already a hit amongst visitors and locals alike – Pop the Bubbly is serving up delicious champagne, sparkling wine, and snack bites on School Street! Be sure to check out their crafted bubbly cocktails, made in house, to pair with baked brie and crostini. Enjoy your bubbly on a lovely afternoon with friends or an evening out with your partner. Be sure to visit our events calendar regularly to stay up to date with Pop the Bubbly’s list of fun seasonal events!

10. Visitor Center

Your trip to Lodi should be full of great wine, great food, great culture and memories to last a lifetime! There’s just too much to recommend to keep the list to only 10 places to visit. However, take a detour and come by the Visitor Center located in the heart of Downtown on School St. and let us help customize your experience in Lodi by offering recommendations based on your interests, passions and budget.  Our facility is perfect to pick up some information about the wineries you want to go to, the lodging you want to stay at and the activities you want to see while you’re in our community.  Whatever you want to do to make your time in Lodi memorable, we can assist.

After all, it’s your trip!  Let us do the work for you!

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